"The Thin Red Line" as written by and Kenneth Alford....
You'd better sleep with your rifle
Keep your powder dry
Fighting for your country
See the colours fly
They'll be coming in the morning boys
You gotta hold the line
You're the men from Harloch
You are standing proud
You're the Queen's light infantry
Sing out loud
They'll be coming in the morning boys
You gotta hold the line

You came for the glory (*)
To fight and to die
You stood in the thin red line
Remember the heroes
When stories are told
They died in the thin red line

Stand stady in the ranks boys
You gotta hold your fire
We'll show them what we're made of
When they hit the wire
They'll be coming in the morning boys
You gotta hold the line
You'll be thinking of your love ones
That you left back there
Then the sound of the bugle
Cuts the cool night air
They'll be coming in the morning boys
We gotta hold the line

(Repeat *)

Now you lay with your comrades
Far across the sea
Where you fighting for the Empire
Did you die for me
They'll be coming in the morning boys
You gotta hold the line

(Repeat *)






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"The Thin Red Line" as written by Nigel Ian Glockler Doug R. Scarratt

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    General CommentJesus, this song is so sad. Great bluesy riff, I could listen to a 20-minute version. But in the end, I just think of the brave heroes who did what was right and fought for something greater than themselves.

    When I look around me, at the Gameboy playing, iPhone texting, Taco Bell eating, DVD watching children who take for granted all the freedoms and options and choices, I wonder if they ever think twice about the ones who came before to fight and defend western civilization.

    Ah, Saxon is almost a pejorative at this point in our time, but the band is a cut above and I love this song's feel and message.
    JayCeezyon April 11, 2008   Link

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